Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WIAW: Gluten Free Pancakes!


One of the hardest things for me since going paleo-ish is the lack of variety at breakfast.  I've never been a huge fan of pancakes but on the weekends, my son always makes them for him and his sister. (I know, right?!?!)  

My friend, Susan, tagged me in a FB post the other day with a recipe for mug cake that used Gluten Free Bisquick.  I never even knew they made the stuff, but lo and behold, our Meijer carries it!  (For the record - the mug cake was really good too.)


I decided yesterday that I wanted blueberry pancakes.  July in Michigan means we have blueberries coming out the wazoo, so yes, blueberry pancakes it had to be.  Since the recipe on the box makes 10, I cut it in half in case they were really gross.  I didn't want to waste a ton of this kind of expensive mix.  Also, the recipe called for vegetable oil, which I no longer use since doing the paleo-ish thing, so I subbed melted coconut oil and I subbed almond milk for regular.

Blueberry Gluten Free Pancakes made paleo-ish

1/2 cup Bisquick Gluten Free mix (it looks totally different than regular Bisquick so don't freak out)
1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 egg white
a little bit of water to thin the batter - mine was super thick I think because of my substitutions
As many blueberries as you can fit in the batter :)


As you can see, the batter doesn't look like regular pancake batter.  I think because I didn't have egg yolk and because this is rice flour was why the color is so white.  It thickened up a ton so I added a little water to thin it down.

Use a 1/4 measuring cup to ladle batter onto a hot griddle.  

Cook like regular pancakes.  I think they maybe took a bit longer - they are VERY fluffy - and watch that they don't stick.

This made 6 probably 2-3" diameter pancakes that MFP calculated the calories at about 55 per pancake.  Not too shabby at all!  I ate 3 yesterday and threw the other 3 in the freezer. This morning, I nuked them for about 90 seconds and they were amazing.  I'm not a huge fan of pancake syrup, so I had mine with raspberry jam.


This entire breakfast was about 340 calories.  

There's a recipe on the box for GF pizza crust. I can't wait to give it a try.  I haven't made pizza at home since going paleo-ish because we have some great restaurants that do GF pizza very well.  It would just be nice to have a pizza that's less than $20.

What did you eat for breakfast today? 

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